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Pus discharge from wisdom teeth. Normal?

hi plz help me pus is coming out from my last i.e. from back of my wisdom teeth from last 1yr every times i goes to doctor he says it is because of your wisdom teeth it will automatically become ok in few month ..... and now it is more than 1yrs and till he is saying the same thing plz tell me what happens to me ... is my doctor is write or wrong...?
Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello,
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.
Impacted tooth is generally caused by more tooth- less bone ratio, where the the third molar does not have space to be erupted in the occlusion.
The most common cause of pain from impacted tooth is the inflammation in the soft tissue covering over the offending tooth(Pericoronitis), mostly caused by food impaction in the soft tissue space over the tooth and/or bite injury over the soft tissue covering the impacted tooth, by upper molar tooth.
In an experienced surgeons hand your impacted tooth can easily be extracted without causing much problem. You may have a mild pain and facial swelling for couple of days after extraction( as some amount of bone is to be removed)
immediately start up with warm saline rinses & betadine rinses, along with antibiotic course including amoxycilline 500mg TDS & ibuprofen 400 mg TDS.
Than visit to your dentist for check iopa x-ray
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Regards
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Pus discharge can be because of infection . Due to errupting wisdom tooth there can food accumulation causing infection .

You can visit a denist get an x-ray done to evaluate the periapical condition of the tooth .
You can take tab odoxil 500mg threee times for three days.

Maintain a good oral hygiene .

Use 0.2% of chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles.

Use saline water gargles 3-4 times a day.

Regards.
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Dentist Dr. Latif's  Response
hi dear jaisonbrwn
there is a major thing regarding pus and food depositions , if the discharge is food accumulated deposit and debris then it is a case of perichoronitis , it means your wisdom tooth is under the process of eruption and yes it takes time to come fully erupted. the management of this issue is just improve oral hygiene and use mouth wash and do warm saline water gargles , on the other hand if there is pus and infection for the last one year, then you need to take proper medications and the ultimate solution for this is the surgical extraction of this tooth. for further details contact me , regards,
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

Pus discharge is due to the abscess developed at the region of impacted wisdom teeth.
An x-ray will help to find out the positionand eruption of the wisdom teeth.
Since you are waiting for more than 1 year now,
it is better to get the treatment at this point of time,

If normal tooth eruption is possible,the flap overlying teeth has to be incised and removed to enhance tooth eruption.
If normal tooth eruption is impossible,the wisdom teeth has to be extracted.
Complete course of antibiotics has to be taken as per dentist's prescription.
Frequent warm saline gargle may be helpful.
Hope this helps.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
You might be having pericoronitis
Antibiotics prescribed by the dentist help lower the pain and control the infection. But if the tooth remains in the same position, the infection can be repetitive. So, extraction of the infected tooth is usually advised once the infection is under control.
Rinsing the mouth with warm saltwater solution helps get rid of the harmful bacteria.
A cotton swab dipped in clove oil, when pressed against the infected tooth, helps lower toothache.
Early diagnosis and treatment help avoid complications and promote fast recovery too. If you follow the tooth care regime religiously and maintain perfect oral hygiene, no tooth can ever trouble you.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Regards
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Pus discharge from wisdom teeth. Normal?

Hello, I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here. Impacted tooth is generally caused by more tooth- less bone ratio, where the the third molar does not have space to be erupted in the occlusion. The most common cause of pain from impacted tooth is the inflammation in the soft tissue covering over the offending tooth(Pericoronitis), mostly caused by food impaction in the soft tissue space over the tooth and/or bite injury over the soft tissue covering the impacted tooth, by upper molar tooth. In an experienced surgeons hand your impacted tooth can easily be extracted without causing much problem. You may have a mild pain and facial swelling for couple of days after extraction( as some amount of bone is to be removed) immediately start up with warm saline rinses & betadine rinses, along with antibiotic course including amoxycilline 500mg TDS & ibuprofen 400 mg TDS. Than visit to your dentist for check iopa x-ray Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly. Regards